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Jarvis, Huw; Krashen, Stephen – TESL-EJ, 2014
In this article, Huw Jarvis and Stephen Krashen ask "Is CALL Obsolete?" When the term CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) was introduced in the 1960s, the language education profession knew only about language learning, not language acquisition, and assumed the computer's primary contribution to second language acquisition…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Morofushi, Mari; Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah Ellen – Language Learning Journal, 2014
With the spread of the Internet, students now have greater opportunities to use Japanese outside of the classroom. For example, they can interact with other Japanese speakers through instant messaging or social networking, or utilize online dictionaries and translation tools to decipher websites in ways that would be impossible with traditional…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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VanDoorn, George; Eklund, Antoinette A. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Social networking offers teachers and learners exciting opportunities to communicate. Web 2.0 and its synchronous communications platforms provide new avenues for teachers to deliver curriculum and facilitate learning. Further, they provide new avenues for students to engage and intensify their own learning. Being able to chat in real-time with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Networks
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Thompson, Winston C. – Critical Questions in Education, 2012
In this article the author considers how social media--a new, evolving, and increasingly pervasive form of communication and community--shapes students' attitudes towards practices of communication and community in their futures as political actors. How ought educators respond to this new world; can they lead their students into a culture of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Politics, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Strong, Robert; Irby, Travis L.; Wynn, J. Thomas; McClure, Megan M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Student demand and budget shortages have influenced the need for land-grant institutions to offer online courses. Research has identified that online courses broaden the reach of land-grant institutions to students who may not have access to campus. Literature indicated student satisfaction in online courses should be routinely assessed in order…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Student Interests
Banerjee, Gouri – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
As higher education moves increasingly to blended and fully online environments, smaller institutions often ask whether this is a desirable trend. They face many challenges in transforming their largely face- to-face didactic teaching traditions to the technology mediated learning environments. Learning effectiveness and student satisfaction are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Course Evaluation, Electronic Learning
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Mark, Lauren; Ratliffe, Katherine T. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
The experiences of 247 middle school children around cyberbullying were examined through in-class questionnaires. Their use of different media, their experiences with cyberbullying, and the relationships among school type, gender, and grade level were analyzed. Of the students in this sample 33% of female and 20% of male students reported being a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Questionnaires, Gender Differences
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Levy, Meira; Hadar, Irit – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
The new concepts and technologies of Web 2.0 attract researches in a variety of fields including education, business and knowledge management. However, while the Web 2.0 potential in the education discipline has been widely studied, in the management discipline the Web 2.0 business value has not been fully acknowledged. This research suggests an…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Business Administration Education, Internet, Electronic Publishing
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Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Stodberg, Ulf – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article is about learning to perform in a digital environment with specific focus on online higher education. In the article, an online higher educational setting is analysed from a hermeneutical approach, using the learning sequence model suggested by Selander (2008) as a theoretical frame. The institutional framing, used as an empirical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Internet
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McCarthy, Joshua – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This study explores blending virtual and physical learning environments to enhance the experience of first year by immersing students into university culture through social and academic interaction between peers. It reports on the progress made from 2008 to 2009 using an existing academic platform, the first year design elective course…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Elective Courses, Architecture, Evaluation
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Winter, Jennie; Cotton, Debby; Gavin, Joan; Yorke, Jon D. – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a small-scale study that documented the use of information technology for learning by a small group of postgraduate students. Our findings support current knowledge about characteristics displayed by effective e-learners, but also highlight a less researched but potentially important issue in developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Activities, Information Technology
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Due to the social changes brought about in no small part by Web 2.0 tools, the potential impact of the blog writing phenomenon upon teaching and learning contexts reveals an important area for consideration for all university educators, and in particular for e-learning practitioners. Today, web users may access a wide variety of media to express…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology